Line Item Veto

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    Does anyone wonder why the Big 0 has not asked his minions in the Congress for the Line Item Veto? Why he hasn't used the Bully Pulpit to bring this to the public? Since the Repubs have no chance of getting anything passed at all, he'd probably have all of their votes on this right away.

    Everyone agrees that the budget will never be balanced until the Chief Executive has this power and this is the ideal time to get it with big majorities in both houses.

    C'mon, Prez, have Harry and Nancy give you the LIV.
     
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    I think that would be a good idea but it was declared unconstitutional a while ago. That is why it is no longer around. When we had it budgets magically shrank.
     
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    because the last one was ruled unconstitutional by using a statute to change constitutional duties rather than the legal way to AMEND the constitution
     
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    Unconstitutional.
     
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    Line Item Veto gives too much power to the President and upsets the checks and balances inWashington. While it appears on the surface to be a simple matter to just veto what you object to, in reality it gives the President unprecidented power to shape legislation. Right now, it is all or nothing and enables Congress to maintain a certain level of control
     
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    Because it's a very bad idea.

    The Constitution empowers the House to originate spending bills. That's a clear indication of the Founders' intention of keeping fiscal matters close to the People. Allowing a President to thwart the People's will would be an unnecessary burden on public policy.
     
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    Why would anyone think that the right would support Obama getting line item veto?
     
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    I'm sure they wouldn't but they would support the idea of a Republican president getting it. They may think someday we might have another Republican president.
     
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    Of course we will. President Palin :clap2:
     
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    While the line item veto sounds like a good idea I have to agree with RW. It would give the Prez way too much power. He could literally shape the Govt any way he wanted to. Too bad because it would be a good way to get rid of some of the bs and christmas ornaments that get attached to some of the good bills out there.
     

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